Officially rewarding one of its administrators for what it deemed exceptional work, Charleston County School District (CCSD) recently announced its choice of Henry Darby as principal of North Charleston High School.
Darby was named permanent principal after most recently serving as interim principal at North Charleston High; he was appointed to that role this past January after a 10-year stint at Fort Dorchester High School in Dorchester District 2.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Morris College in Sumter; a master’s degree from Atlanta University in Georgia, and a master of education degree and an education specialist degree from The Citadel.
Darby is a native of the Charleston area and was raised with a strong sense of connection to his community, the Post and Courier stated. He previously served on the Charleston County Council, notably founding an anti-drug patrol in the 1980s, according to the Post and Courier.
Henry Darby is a native of the Charleston area. Contributed photo
Previously, Darby also worked as an adjunct professor of African-American and U.S. history at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston. Additionally, he served as an international instructor at the Chinese Culture and Education Center located in Handan and Shijiazhuang, both prefecture-level cities, in China.